You thought you knew everything there was to know about the main Mexican agave spirits–
Pulque, Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol and Bacanora.
Then, along comes another one you’ve never heard of…
What the hell is it?
Glad you asked.
Get Acquainted with Avila
You first heard about Revel Spirits’ Avila on Sipping Off the Cuff(c).
In 2016, during our very successful Heartland Tour, we led the Revel Avila Spirits Experience. It was a delightful sampling of its three expressions to a packed house of VIPs at 6 Smith restaurant on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
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And, for the agave geek in all of us, Revel Avila Agave Spirit Facts explains away the mysteries and misconceptions of Revel Spirits Avila.
Why Haven’t We Heard of Avila Before?
Simply put, it doesn’t have a Denomination of Origin–yet.
This magnifies what the good folks at Revel Spirits are trying to accomplish.
Rather than being accepted and lumped into the Tequila or Mezcal designations, Revel Spirits has undertaken the herculean task of starting a whole new spirits category.
Not only are they importing a luscious distillate, but they are working closely with the government of Morelos to establish its own Denomination of Origin (DO).
Giving Back at The Ranch
One of the basic pillars that Revel Spirits is based on is philanthropy. So, in the meantime, the company has pledged to act just like a proper Geographic Indicator.
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Revel Spirits is helping to lay the groundwork that will support the farmers’ and jimadores’ livelihoods, preserve Morelos’ unique environment, and safeguard the supply of blue weber agave for generations to come.
This last phase is accomplished by allowing bats to pollinate the blue agave, an ancient technique that is nearly lost in the Tequila Industry.
All this will aid the growth of the economy of the Mexican state of Morelos.
Revel Spirits Avila anejo, aged for 24 months in French oak barrels and bottled at 48% ABV, or 96 proof, is a rare gem.
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My newest pairing suggestions… . . . @dunkin ‘s #CoffeeThins and @revelspirits reposado. . . . You’re welcome.
It can be paired equally as well with a rich dessert, or a fine after dinner cigar. Notes of bitter chocolate or cacao, and coffee beans, along with wood and tobacco undertones, makes it a versatile expression.